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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 22, 2022) The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood will host a change-of-command ceremony at 9 a.m. June 28 on the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza.

During the ceremony, Col. Jeffrey Paine will transfer command of the garrison to Col. Anthony Pollio Jr.

Paine is retiring after 26 years of honorable and faithful service to the U.S. Army.

Pollio comes to Fort Leonard Wood from Fort Gordon, Georgia, where he was the Director of G3X – Sensitive Activities for U.S. Army Cyber Command.

The event is scheduled to be streamed live on the U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood Facebook page at

U.S. Army IMCOM crest. (Courtesy image)



About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 80 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains nearly 80,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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